Love is blossoming amid the turmoil of Ukraine's anti-government protests.
In the past ten days the frozen barricades of Kiev's protest camp have been the unlikely location for at least three proposals of marriage, and even one wedding.
Activists have been camped out around Kiev's Maidan Nezalezhnosti, or Independence Square, for the past two months. They have faced freezing temperatures and intermittent clashes with riot police, but amid the adversity they have become a true community, according to protester Mykhailo Havrilyuk.
"People here in Maidan meet more new people, make new friends, get together. Get married, and sleep around, so to speak," he told The Associated Press. "Life goes on, even here in these conditions."